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Centre for Hellenic Studies Public Events

Through its regular weekly seminars, colloquia, public lectures and international conferences, the Centre for Hellenic Studies is a concentrated force for the advancement of research in all aspects of Hellenic culture.

All its activities are free, open to the public and designed to be accessible to a wide audience.

Public Events Diary 2014-15

Weekly CHS seminars in Late Antique & Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Studies take place at the Strand Campus as follows:


Alternate Tuesdays at 17.30
Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series

Alternate Mondays at 17.30
Modern Greek seminar series


Semester 1

Tuesday 30 September, 17.30-18.30
The floating state: trade embargoes and the rise of a late medieval fiscal state
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Georg Christ (University of Manchester). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 6 October, 17.30-21.00
Launch:Journal of Greek Media and Culture
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
The launch will be followed by the presentation of the Schilizzi scholars, 2014. Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Tuesday 14 October, 17.30-18.30
The Late Antique city: change or decline?
Small Committee Room (K0.31), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Luke Lavan (University of Kent). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 20 October, 17.30-18.30
"Honoured prisoners of the Reich": the Rizos Rangavis family, 1941-1945
Small Committee Room (K0.31), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with George Vassiadis (Royal Holloway, University of London). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Tuesday 4 November, 17.30-18.30
The political dimensions of Venetian merchant networks, 1418-1443
Small Committee room, Strand Campus
A seminar with Julius Morche (Universiteit Leiden). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 10 November, 17.30-18.30
"Private invasions of Greece": a journey through the archive of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Graham Stewart and David McClay (National Library of Scotland). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Thursday 13 November, 19.00-20.00
Achaeans in Khania, western Crete
Great Hall, King's Building, Strand Campus
The Greek Archaeological Committee UK Annual Lecture 2014 with Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki (General Director of Antiquities & Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture & Sports, Greece).

Tuesday 18 November, 17.30-18.30
Between empires: negotiating identity on the Veneto-Ottoman frontier
SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
A seminar with Milena Grabacic (University of Oxford). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 24 November, 17.30-18.30
El Greco, a Cretan painter?
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Angeliki Lymberopoulou (Open University). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Tuesday 2 December, 17.30-18.30
Byzantine book production in east and west after the fall of Constantinople
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Renate Burri (Universiteit Berlin). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Thursday 4 December, 18.30-19.30
Launch: Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind
Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
Professor Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge) launches Edith Hall's new book.

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 December
Greek medical texts and their audience: perception, transmission, reception
SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus
A conference seeking to examine the interplay between Greek medical text and their contemporary readers. Convened by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King's College London) & Sophia Xenophontos (University of Glasgow). Sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Semester 2

Monday 12 January, 17.30-18.30
Angelos Sikelianos and the ideology of the Delphic Festivals
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Birmingham). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Tuesday 20 January, 17.30-18.30
Gregory of Nyssa on theôsis
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Elena D-Vasilescu (University of Oxford). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 26 January, 17.30-18.30
"Greece will decide the future of Europe": the recontextualisation of the Greek national elections in a British broadsheet
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Sofia Lampropoulou (University of Liverpool). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Tuesday 3 February, 17.30-18.30
The coastal infrastructures of Skiathos as a reflection of Byzantine harbour traditions
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Alkiviadis Ginalis (Universiteit Wien). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Thursday 5 February, 18.00-19.30
The 24th Annual Runciman Lecture
Great Hall, King's Building, Strand Campus
From empire to nation: historical transitions and the meaning of Hellenism. With Paschalis M. Kitromilides (University of Athens). Sponsored by Nicholas & Matti Egon.

Monday 9 February, 17.30-18.30
Fighting EOKA: the British counter-insurgency campaign in Cyprus, 1955-1959
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with David French (University College London). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Tuesday 24 February, 17.30-18.30
Plutarch's revival in late Byzantium: self-identity and model in Theodore Metochites' Essay 71 of the Semeioseis gnomikai
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Sophia Xenophontos (Université libre de Bruxelles). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 2 March, 17.30-18.30
A politician and his books: the Venizelos Library in Chania
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith (King's College London). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Tuesday 10 March, 17.30-18.30
Byzantine Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
The team of the international collaborative project IOSPE: Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea will mark the launch of the first collection, authored by Dr Andrey Vinogradov (University "Higher School of Economics", Moscow). Organised in collaboration with the Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies and the Department of Classics. Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 16 March, 17.30-18.30
Greek antiquity and beyond: Engonopoulos' poetry from Pindar to Abraham Lincoln
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Liana Giannakopoulou (University of Cambridge). Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

Wednesday 18 March, 18.00-19.30
What made Greeks rectangular and Romans round? Neuroscience and the formation of Classical Culture
Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus
The 2nd Annual Rumble Fund Lecture with John Onians (University of East Anglia). Hosted in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies.

Tuesday 24 March, 17.30-18.30
Non extinctus est fons musarum: The production and dissemination of Greek scientific illustrated manuscripts in the late Palaeologan period and after 1453
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
A seminar with Francesca Marchetti (London). Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 March
Locating the daimonic: daimones, spaces and places in the Greek world
River Room, King's Building, Strand Campus
A 2-day symposium examining a range of spatial and locative notions of daimonic activity across Greek literature. Convened by Emmanuela Bakola & Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe (King's College London). Sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, The Gilbert Murray Trust and the ERC project 'Defining Belief and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean'.

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 May
Music, language and identity in modern Greece: defining a national art music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Athens Conservatoire and British School at Athens
An international conference scrutinising approaches to the creation of national poetry and art music in Greece since the nineteenth century. Convened by the Centre for Hellenic Studies with the Department of Music at King's College London, the Athens Conservatoire and the British School at Athens.

Wednesday 10 June, 10.00-17.30
Call for papers: 2015 graduate research colloquium in Modern Greek Studies
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
Convened by The Society for Modern Greek Studies in association with the Centre for Hellenic Studies.

Tuesday 16 June, 18.30-20.30
Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award 2015 and book launch
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
The presentation will be followed by the launch of Carmera Graeca: Photographs, Naratives, Materialities edited by Philip Carabott, Yannis Hamilakis and Eleni Papargyriou.

For details of events at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE, please visit their seminars page or their events listing.

 

 

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